Mississippi Water - General regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Mississippi Water - General: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Mississippi Air and Water Pollution Control Law, Mississippi Code Annotated (MS Code Ann.) 49-17-1 to 49-17-43

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Wastewater: 11 Mississippi Administrative Code (Miss. Admin. Code) Part (Pt.) 6, Chapters (Ch.) 1 to 7

Water-quality-based effluent limitations: 11 Miss. Admin. Code Pt. 6, Ch. 1, Rule 1.2.1 to 1.2.7

Thermal discharges: 11 Miss. Admin. Code Pt. 6, Ch. 2, Rule 2.2.E

Agriculture waste: 11 Miss. Admin. Code Pt. 6, Ch. 1, Rule 1.1.4.C

Operator certification: 11 Miss. Admin. Code Pt. 6, Ch. 3

Groundwater: 11 Miss. Admin. Code Pt. 7, Ch. 1

Drinking water: Mississippi Public Water Supply: Mississippi Safe Drinking Water Law of 1976, MS Code Ann. 41-26-1 to 41-26-103

Wetlands: Mississippi Coastal Wetlands Protection Act, MS Code Ann. 49-27-1 to 49-27-71

Regulatory Agencies

Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)

Mississippi Commission on Environmental Quality (MCEQ)

Mississippi Department of Health (DOH)

Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (MDMR)

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 4

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) Vicksburg District Office Nashville District Office Memphis District Office Mobile District Office

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. The Mississippi Air and Water Pollution Control Law and applicable state regulations provide for the state's water quality standards and establish permitting requirements that may affect state waters. Mississippi has been authorized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to administer the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES), including discharges associated ...


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